A middle-aged jailor committed suicide after shooting down his wife at his Lucknow [ Images ] residence on Friday.
A suicide note left by 50-year-old R K Kesarwani is being kept a closely-guarded secret.
While police claimed that the jailor had given 'personal' reasons for taking the extreme step, sources close to the deceased's family maintained that the officer was terribly tense and frustrated ever since he was placed under suspension.
"He had always been stickler to rules, so he felt that he was being hounded for no fault of his," sources said
Kesarwani was suspended shortly after the Samajwadi Party government assumed power.
It was an open secret that he had rubbed powerful SP leader Shivpal Yadav, whom he denied a meeting with dreaded mafia don Vijay Misra in the Meerut jail, where he was then posted as the jail superintendent.
Misra was jailed as an accused undertrial in the attempt on the life of former BSP minister Nand Gopal Nandi and Shivpal specially went to Meerut to call on him.
However, since Shivpal did not have the necessary permission Kesarwani did not allow him to step inside the jail premises, even at the cost of annoying the influential SP leader.
No sooner than the Samajwadi Party rode to power, Kesarwani was shunted off to the insignificant Basti district jail and was shortly thereafter placed under suspension on very flimsy grounds.
Kesarwani's elderly mother was with him at their Krishna Nagar residence when he whipped out his pistol and first shot his wife, before firing the next bullet on his own temple. He has two children